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Title: Straw Man
Author: AzarDarkstar (Lady Azar de Tameran on FFnet)
Fandom: Bleach
Rating: T
Story Links: AO3 | FFnet | dw
Author Links: AO3 | FFnet | dw
Summary: In the end, even heroes bleed. Fall. Fail. Die. That was only the beginning of Ichigo's troubles.
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Reccer's Notes: ...I don't wish to spoil anything, so. Only one thing to say: damn.
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Title: backslide
Author: blackkat (black.k.kat on FFnet)
Fandom: Naruto
Rating: T
Story Links: FFnet | AO3
Author Links: FFnet | AO3 | livejournal | tumblr
Summary: Sometimes, even the softest breath on still water can create tsunamis. Several weeks before meeting his genin team, Kakashi is sent to find a bounty hunter responsible for the deaths of five missing-nin, all rumored to be part of a secret organization. But Uzumaki Kurama is far different than anyone expected, and ripples are starting to spread.
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Reccer's Notes: This is one of blackkat's fics, so. Fluff, slash, some plot buried under the fluff, introspection. Very relaxing fic to read. ...Most of the time.
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Title: The Crown of Mètis
Author: Megii of Mysteri OusStranger
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating: T
Story Links: FFnet | dA
Author Links: FFnet | dA
Summary: 1957. A tree in Albania, she said. Straightforward enough, right? Not if someone else got there first. Tom's journey in acquiring the vessel for his fifth Horcrux just got that much trickier. An exploration of White Magic. Canon-compliant.
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Reccer's Notes: Less about Voldemort finding Ravenclaw's Diadem, though there is that, and more about Light and Dark magic, the similarities and differences between the two.
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Title: Medusa
Author: pprfaith
Fandom: Teen Wolf
Rating: G
Story Links: AO3
Author Links: AO3 | livejournal
Summary: In which Stiles is female and writes a lot of lists and the author a) has no idea what she's doing and b) can't seem to stop writing fandom love letters.
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Reccer's Notes: In short, a fic about how messed up everyone is. But that hardly does it justice. (Go read it plus the rest of the series, because pprfaith's work is just so jaw-droppingly amazing. Because characterization and and the list thing and just asdkjfl.)
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Title: Good Intentions
Author: Lisse
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist
Rating G
Story Links: FFnet
Author Links: FFnet
Summary: Her grandfather is dying and there is no such place as Amestris.
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Reccer's Notes: Ignores movie canon.
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Title: Softly Say Goodnight
Author: Chevira Lowe
Fandom: Naruto
Rating: M
Warnings: Graphic violence. Disturbing thoughts, disturbing happenings.
Story Links: FFnet
Author Links: FFnet
Summary: Jiraiya, Orochimaru, and Tsunade as a Team. How they began, and why they fell apart.
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Reccer's Notes: Sannin fic! with a focus on Orochimaru, and his fall from grace.
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Title: These Waking Dream Walk Among Us
Author: TardisIsTheOnlyWayToTravel
Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
Rating: Gen
Story Link: AO3
Author Link: AO3
Summary: John is the Personification of Britain. Sherlock is Intrepid Adventuring. Greg is the poor bastard who deserves a raise for putting up with them.

(Mycroft is, of course, the British Government.)
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Title: A Spirited Companion
Author: TardisIsTheOnlyWaytoTravel
Fandom: Sherlock BBC
Rating: T
Story Links: AO3
Author Links: AO3
Summary: In which John is a ghost haunting the skull on Sherlock's mantlepiece.
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Title: let there be (more) light
Author: Ayezur
Fandom: Rurouni Kenshin,
Rating: G
Story Links: AO3
Author Links: FFnet | AO3 | tumblr
Summary:Rangers who have lost half of themselves do not return to the drift. It is madness to try. But it was madness that made the Jaegers in the first place, madness to think that the world might be overrun by monsters out of drive-in movies, and therefore Kenshin does not think that a little more madness will do much harm. Pentecost agrees.
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Title: Hoist High the Black Flag
Author: Contract with a K
Rating: T
Fandom: Young Justice
Story Links: FFnet
Author Links: FFnet
Summary: "Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." AU where 8-year-old Dick Grayson is taken in by Slade Wilson to be his apprentice.
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Reccer's Notes: In which KF tries to save Dick from himself and from Deathstroke, with... mixed results.
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Title: Hit the Ground Running
Author: Tozette
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating: T
Story Links: FFnet | AO3
Author Links: FFnet | AO3
Summary:The Horcrux in Harry's head wakes up and begins talking to Harry long before he's ever heard the name Voldemort.
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Title: I Adore the Sight of Your Broken Metaphors
Author: Novocain
Fandom: Avatar: The Last AirBender
Rating: G
Story Links: FFnet
Author Links: FFnet
Summary: And forever is only a lifetime.
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Reccer's Notes: Dysfunctional character + character study = win.
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Title: Regnant
Author: stclairvoyant
Fandom: Homestuck
Rating: T
Story Links: AO3
Author Links: AO3
Summary:Bargaining with the Beasts beyond the reaches of furthest space for the opportunity of a new life, this time without the albatross of Sburb hanging over their heads, does indeed grant Rose Lalonde and her friends freedom from the game—at the price of their humanity. The new universe forged by the Noble Circle is a vivid, indistinguishable replica of the Alternia thought destroyed by all involved. With an oppressive caste system and the grim reality of new lives as trolls, and all that implies, Rose and her fifteen comrades resolve to instigate revolution and overthrow the oppressive regime of Her Imperious Condescension. But they number only sixteen, having barely scraped the surface of adulthood, and they are not the gods they once thought they were, and the Empress is an ancient thing—almost more institution than living, breathing being—with the power of an uncountable horde of trolls under her grasp.

Rose figures that makes them about even.
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Title: Tis Femina
Author: Sythe
Fandom: Naruto
Rating: M
Story Links: FFnet
Author Links: FFnet
Summary: Naruto had gone to his last battle with Madara fully prepared to die with his enemy. He did not think he'd be manipulated by old toad sages and thrown to the far past. He did not expect to wake up in the Senju clan compound either.
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Reccer's Notes: I like how Sythe handles the genderbending: there's a valid plot reason for it, there are psychological effects, there are troubles with the body. And the worldbuilding- this is set during the time of the warring clans, of which there isn't much canon info. Sythe does a great job of filling in the gaps (and adding more).
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Title: In Better Days
Author: snappleducated
Fandom: A Song of Ice and Fire
Rating: T
Story Links: FFnet
Author Links: FFnet| tumblr | dreamwidth | deviantart
Summary:"Tell him that it was me who sent you. Tell him that he never should have trusted me." — Sansa, and the ugly road to becoming a queen.
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Title: Arcana
Author: rosa_acicularis
Fandom: Sherlock(BBC)
Rating: M
Story Links: AO3 | FFnet (partial) | LJ
Author Links: AO3 | FFnet | A Teaspoon and an Open Mind (Dr. Who fic only) | LJ
Summary: Sometimes, her grandmother has said, in the simplest, strongest of magics that’s all that’s required – a sacrifice and an intent. Her blood, and his words: I want to forget.

In which Joanna Watson is a witch, Sherlock Holmes is himself, and every spell has its price.
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Reccer's Notes: The magic aspect is fit so well into the story.
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Title: The War Outside Our Door Keeps Raging
Author: Aubreylia
Fandom: Homestuck
Rating: T
Story Links: AO3
Author Links AO3
Summary:The news barks at him every time he turns the television on. The media is scrambling, inexplicable deaths and human-shaped bite-marks. There's shaky footage. A man in Florida tearing off another man's face, not dying until one brave cop nails him between the eyes.

Dave stops turning the television on, after politicians stop dismissing the claims and start avoiding cameras, faces gray and pinched.
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Reccer's Notes: I really like the general mood of this fic- it captures the general hopelessness of a zombie apocalypse perfectly. And the characterization of two if-not-broken-then-pretty-close kids. Woah.
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Title: Nothing Gold Can Stay
Author: Ayien
Fandom: Naruto
Rating: M
Story Links: FFnet
Author Links: FFnet
Summary:A body floats downstream, currents eddying about the slender fingers, the waterlogged bandages, the long pale hair that spreads out like sunlight’s reflection on water. Her name was Yugito Nii, and her dream has ended.
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Reccer's Notes: A look into a minor character of the Naruto universe. Touching and somewhat depressing, because jinchuuriki do not lead happy lives.
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Title: Vaster Than Empires
Author: Ayezur
Fandom: Rurouni Kenshin
Rating: T
Story Links: AO3 | FFnet | tumblr
Author Links: AO3 | FFnet | tumblr
Summary: AU. Early summer, 1601. The Western Army is defeated; the country stands, uneasy, under the hand of the Tokugawa. Kaoru Kamiya, whose family was on the losing side, has been sold into marriage for the sake of peace. Her new husband is a legend, a demon bound in human form, marked by his blood-lust and his bright red hair. However, legends have a way of being not exactly... true.
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Reccer's Notes: If you're looking for Kaoru being badass- with or without her bokken- you are very much in the right place.



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